Sunday, December 27, 2009

Some blogging highlights 2009 part 2

333 Short Stories You Must Read Before You Die is part of a great project on the blog Ready When You are CB. He is attempting to find the 1001 short stories to read before you die. Clearly lists of this sort are never definitive but the process of compiling the list is certainly a fun one to watch. He started this project with a list of just over 200 short stories and has got up to 333 with readers' suggestions. There are some great stories mentioned covering the expected such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" along side the less well know such as Graham Greene, "The Destructors", Shirley Jackson, "One Ordinary Day with Peanuts", Noel Coward, "Me and the Girls".

The compiling of this list is another great use of the blogging medium and a great boost for the little sister of the more glamorous novel.

The book illustrating this post is The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and other stories from the stock of A Book for All Reasons, their ref 35850.

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